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« on: January 12, 2008 05:50:48 PM »

all you need to make these leg warmers is a big old jumper with ribbed cuffs ( i used a knitted one, I'm not to worried about fraying but if you like neat finishes i guess you could use a different fabric and hem it or cover the fray with lace around the bottom)

cut the arms off, i made them as long as possible so i could wear them as high as i wanted, and them trimmed them one i had seen them on

then decorate as you please i sewed buttons on mine ( not very straight though  Undecided )

and there you have the easiest leg warmers you will ever make  Wink

thanks for looking

oh, and if you have any ideas on what to do with the middle bit i would love to hear them
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008 06:59:41 PM »

you should totally make a sweater vest if you can.

i made a sweater vest earlier in the winter using an old extra large man's wool sweater. i cut it, fulled it in the machine (aka felted it) sewed it to fit and made a collar... for some reason i never posted this.

i also saved the arms to make those sweet sweater boots but maybe i should make leg warmers?!

yours look totally awesome. i love the ribbing and the maroon-ish colour. they look really cute!! i've been saving sweaters to do this to, but haven't got around to it.. man i'm so lazy! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008 07:05:01 PM »

cool thanks for the idea, how did it turn out?
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008 07:59:38 PM »

omg!!! haha! I'm working on a sweater recon that calls for everything.....EXCEPT THE SLEEVES!!!


Anyways, assuming you didn't cut all the way to the neck hole, you basically just stitch the bottom closed. Then cut the neck hole a little more squarely (aka straight down, straight over, straight up) and stitch to avoid fraying. It's a wintery tote complete with handles!

Hope that made sense?!?!?!  If not, PM me and I'll send you pics.


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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008 10:02:33 PM »

The Threadbangers have an episode on this, where they make a little hat and some mittens out of the middle part of the sweater. But I think your legwarmers are better. Very cute.

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008 02:31:42 AM »

aww, wow, they are so awesome. i'm going to have to find a big old jumper! >.<

« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008 12:16:45 PM »

I'm so gonna do this Smiley
Just have to find the right sweater now Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008 11:54:51 AM »

I did this with a thrift store fugly pink sweater for a halloween costume once. I did the leg warmers just like yours, then with the rest of the sweater i cut it to have one shoulder and a matching headband. It's perfect for a halloween costume but otherwise a bit much to wear them all together. It's barfy pink and went great with my madonna beads and a poufy skirt!

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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008 07:55:48 PM »

I had a pink and black striped sweater that I love but it didn't fit right. I cut off the sleeves but instead of getting legwarmers I got awesome bell sleeves. And using the bottom of the sweater as a waistband I now have a nimi skirt with two cute slits on the side. I'm felting them in the wash as we speak!  Smiley
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